Doctors at AKUH conduct first ever ICD placement in a child In a first of its kind procedure in Pakistan, doctors at Aga Khan University Hospital successfully placed a heart rhythm monitoring device – an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) – … Continue reading
Opportunity to reduce Pakistan’s high newborn death rate Cleansing a newborn’s umbilical cord with an antiseptic can reduce the risk of infection and death said a study carried out by the Aga Khan University’s Division of Women and Child Health. The … Continue reading
Pakistan’s first fully automated biochemistry laboratory was inaugurated at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi today by Mr Firoz Rasul, President of the University. This state-of-the-art lab, capable of processing 8-10 million clinical chemistry tests annually, represents a milestone … Continue reading
“In order to provide continuously improving health care to their patients while staying informed about new advances in the medical field, it is imperative for doctors and nurses to take part in continuing medical education,” said Dr Wasim Jafri, … Continue reading
Three-year study identifies key interventions to reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths The study reviewed more than 50,000 scientific papers to determine the proven effectiveness of interventions and impact on survival, identifying 56 essential interventions that when implemented in … Continue reading
Seventy per cent of primary school teachers across Sindh teach their classes for merely15 of the 35 minutes assigned to each subject daily. Only 20 per cent teach for more than 20 minutes while the remaining 10 per cent … Continue reading
Combatting Malnutrition through Sustainable Interventions: EU-ASEAN Relations as a Key Driver; 8 November 2011, Brussels, address by Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Head of Division of Women and Child Health, Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Pakistan.